The main goal of this novel was to bring light to many different social issues. One being that women should be and are typically frail beings, scared to voice their opinions, is completely thrown out with Austen's powerful main character Elizabeth. In writing a controversial love story, that brings together two unlikely individuals from completely diverse backgrounds and social status, shows how Austen believes that society should remove the heavy importance that social economic status weighs to each member of society. Another main message is the more obvious fact that people should marry for love and pay no mind to social status and the pride it brings. The development of Elizabeth and Darcy essentially strengthens her view points.
In “To Kill a Mockingbird” the character Mayella Ewell is powerful and capable, though not through traditional means such as strength or intellect, and even so, as strong as she is, she is just as weak in the same aspects which enable her to be strong. She still manages to obtain what she wants through her race, class, and gender to her advantage, and by any means necessary. Mayella, at a glance, appears to be the victim and a weak character; however, if taken into deeper account, it is visible how mighty she truly is. Class notes on how low and lonely she is, being ignored and glared down upon by whites and blacks alike. The red geraniums she keeps in jars in her yard, represent her, and wanting to be free and not restricted by social standards and her controlling, abusive father.
Emma, the character, has been shown to be financially stable which is why she didn 't need to get married into a rich family. The fact that she was from a high class made her seem more of a nuisance to everyone else because she treated the lower class quite differently. She befriended Harriet, who was from the lower class just because Emma admired her beauty. Harriet adored Emma and would always listen to everything she said. “She would notice her; she would improve her; she would detach her from her bad acquaintance, and introduce her into good society; she would form her opinions and her manners” (Austen, Emma).
In doing so, Austen showed that a person can be inadequate in all aspects besides those of spirit and still be worthy, valuable, and loved. There is a larger lesson underneath all this context, and it has to do with the qualities of joy and virtue. Catherine, with all her inadequacies, is proof that one does not need to be pious or attentive in order to achieve goodness and happiness, because goodness and happiness are intrinsic. Inner peace is not a collateral result of other qualities. It is obtained individually, throughout wholesome authenticity, even when life seems to indicate
Many women in the nineteenth century married for possessions and social status. Blanche Ingram was a prime example of how women, without loving or knowing a man, would already be interested in the idea of marriage. The reason why Jane was compassionate, towards Mr. Rochester was that he had a strong grasp on her emotions. Although she had left him, with time her feelings had not reformed, knowing that he was a married man. Jane believed in her passions and individuality, which in turn went against laws of the church and others criticism.
However, that curiosity killed her spirit and the dialogue shows that. Toward the end she unveils the meager illusion and shows that she still has a foot in her old life, but keeps the other in high society. Her wealth ultimately causes her unhappiness and fear of living between two ruined lives. The dialogue of the poem portrays a situation where the facade of wealth and glamour do not always hold up to its expectations. Hardy’s use of literary devices in “The Ruined Maid” presents the consequence of doing anything
A woman is independent, resourceful, reliable, and strong. They don 't care for what others say nor do they care about how they are perceived. A woman has no need for the finer things because she can appreciate the smaller things unlike a girl who thrives off of new and popular everything. A girl craves positive attention and would have a panic attack if she were given anything but that. She 's use to everything being handed to her.
Kalyani is the only daughter of her parents. She is not allowed to complete her studies because marriage is the main consideration for her mother. She has to accept her uncle as a husband in order to prevent the property from going away in the hands of others. This is the main reason of “the hopelessness that lay within the relationship, that doomed it from the start” (p.143). Manorama’s bitter attitude towards Kalyani gets soft when Kalyani gives birth to a son.
Although there are a lot of differences between these novels, the characters Jane Fairfax and Jane Eyre have a lot in common. First of all, both are orphans trying to manage their lives on their own. As orphans, they are more independent than others, as Adrienne Rich puts it: “mothers are dependent and powerless themselves and can only teach their daughters how to survive by the same means: marriage to a financially secure male.” (Thaden 63) Motherless children, on the other hand, had to find a way on their own to survive in this world. Their Childhood
The Victorian era placed a woman’s value in how much money and beauty she possessed. In Charlotte Bronte’s coming of age novel, Jane Eyre, outward beauty deceives as it ironically represents a true evil in oneself. The beautiful Reed family, who resides at Gateshead, has cruel hearts as they boast about their luxuries as they deny them to their “outsider” blood. Even though Mrs. Reed promised her deceased husband that she would care for Jane as if she was one of her own children, Mrs. Reed encourages everyone in the house to never hesitate to tell Jane that she is a